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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tears Of Joy (Michelle)

This was a real toughie for me cause I'm the type that starts bawling at anything even remotely related to sensitivity/emotion.So you know what to come prepared with the next time you want to take me for a mushy movie.But since its supposed to be recent, I remember an incident that happened few months ago.



My dog, Romeo, is a huge 6 year old doberman who looks like a meanie but hes a softie at heart.He runs under sofas and beds ( with his butt sticking out) when either of us raise our voice.My cousin's cat whacked him once and hes also pretty scared of cats ever since.Hes anything BUT a guard dog.He'd rather dress up in a tutu than chase cats.


My mom is an asthama patient and she started gettting attacks very frequently everytime my dog was around her.It went on for months when finally the doctor discovered that it was because of my dog.


We had to give him away.That was the last thing that I could ever think of doing because I've had him for 6 years and even though hes huge, hes such a baby at heart! My mom's deteriorating health left us no choice and our vet started spreading the word to clients that he thought would be interested.Around 90% of the people we spoke to seemed like freakin airheads.Finally, we found someone that already has two dogs and a huge place on the outskirts of Pune.Being a doberman, Romeo needed a lot of exercise and since we don't live on a farm or whatever he can't run around without kids squealing and running into their homes like a mad bull has been set loose.I fell in love with the place when I saw it.The people seemed to fall in love with him the instant they saw him and he became instant friends with the labrador and pug that they already owned.The day he left, I thought I wouldn't be able to deal with it.But,when I saw him there and how happy he was, I couldn't help but cry and be happier that he was in a place which he loved much more.I still miss him terribly, and I know he does too.He still jumps like a maniac the times I have dropped in to visit and I know he'll always be my Romeo wherever he is.

9 comments:

  1. lol!i am cynophobic....and any mention of dogs makes me go really really weird...but i like dogs esp,when i see them from a place where i feel protected...

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  2. Hi,Mich-that was quite touching..but,then,since Romeo got a good home,all's well that ends well!Nicely written!

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  3. I can imagine how hard it might have been for u Michy. Do you go see him??

    I had stayed only a few days with my sister's bitch and then she died right in front of my eyes ... I cudn't stop myself from crying ... they're cute little creatures, more like babies and one tends to fall in love them. Giving him away after 6 yrs would have been really difficult for u but then you cudnt avoid it ... and the best thing is he's happy and thats all that counts!

    Very touching post indeed :)

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  4. Oh you loved that place where he was gonna go. How sweet.. and how caring...

    - Amrita

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  5. Happy Holi guys
    and loon gal

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  6. Must have been incredibly difficult giving up a dog... cant imagine what life would be like without my Labrador! but i'm glad Romeo still remembers you.. and probably misses you as much as you miss him.

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  7. vishesh,

    a lotta my frnds are terrified of dogs...in fact a frnd of mine who owns a dog is soo scared of dogs~! lol

    amit,

    yep...he loves it there...and thanks!

    loon,

    yep they r really nice people and romeo loves it wen drop by...the vet advised us not to go often or he'll start getting used to it and become upset if we dont come often...but he adapts to his surroundings amazingly so hes really happy as long as theres a loving atmosphere and a lotta place to run! lol

    red soul,

    thanks :)

    jim,

    happy holi to u too!

    gypsy,

    i always thot it wudn happen...giving him away i mean...but i knew he wud be happier in a place where he cud get loads of exercise...its still weird not having him arnd...but din really have a choice :(

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  8. "He runs under sofas and beds ( with his butt sticking out) when either of us raise our voice.My cousin's cat whacked him once and hes also pretty scared of cats ever since.Hes anything BUT a guard dog.He'd rather dress up in a tutu than chase cats."

    LOL!!!
    Hilarious! :)

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  9. lol i know...hes sucha mushpot!

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